The New York Giants are down another tight end in 2020 as Rhett Ellison has officially declared his retirement from the NFL.
Ellison was signed by the Giants in 2017, playing three seasons in blue before calling it quits. Ellison suffered a concussion on Nov. 10 against the New York Jets, which forced him out for the remainder of the 2019 campaign (six games). Over 10-games, he posted 167 yards and one score.
Ellison stated, per the New York Giants website:
“The past few weeks, it’s kind of been an emotional rollercoaster,” Ellison said. “But the overwhelming feeling I have is gratitude. Just thinking back to all the people in my life, even before I put pads on, that were able to nurture and grow the gifts God put into me and make this career possible. I think that was the biggest thing that was the fun part about the retirement process, which is reflecting on those people, thanking those people, reaching out and just the lessons they taught me, the tools they gave me for my life after football.”